The competition is currently closed to submissions. The 2018 winner will be announced in July, date to be confirmed. The competition will reopen to entries later in the year.

 Before you enter, please take note of the following:

Your story must be between 2000 and 6000 words long, it must not feature settings or characters from copyrighted works (TV programmes, films or books by other writers) and must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The James White Award is judged anonymously. You must remove your name and address from your manuscript and format it according to the rules.

You must read and agree to abide by the rules of the competition, failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification. We also encourage you to take note of our advice for writers.

Online entries only. We will not enter into correspondence and cannot offer feedback on stories submitted.

The closing date for this year’s competition is Friday 27 April, 2018 at midnight (BST).

This year the winning story will receive £200 and will be published in a future issue of the UK’s leading science fiction magazine, Interzone.

The James White Award now only accepts online entries, via the form below (postal entries will not be considered).




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